CAFÉ-DÉBAT - Jeudi 24 mai 2018 - Would you be able to Survive Desert Island Life?

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DATE / LEVELS

  • Thursday, May 24, 2018
  • Faux Début. to Pre Int II

TIME / VENUE

  • From 19h00 to 20h30
  • Aix and Marseille

TEACHERS

  • David Beardsmore (Aix)
  • Lucia Forde (Marseille)

QUESTIONS FOR DEBATE

When you see pictures of tropical islands what is the first thing you think of?
Have you ever spent any holidays on an tropical island? Where? How long? What did you like most about it?
Have you seen the film Castaway or read any books about island life?
Could you imagine living on a deserted tropical island for 6 - 12 months? How long could you do it for?
How many people would you feel safe with? Could you live there alone or with just one other person?
What basic things would you need to bring with you to survive? Food? Equipment?
Can you recognise plants and berries? Do you know which are poisonous? What about sea life?
What would be the first thing to organise when you arrive?
How would you divide up the different tasks to be done?
What would you miss from home?
Can you imagine not being connected to the rest of the world? No internet, phones, etc.?
How do you think you would feel at the end of your stay? (if you survived!)

VOCABULARY

allergies
bad tempered
barter
be homesick
bitten by insects
build shelter
catch fish
dehydration
despair
disease
do repairs
do the cooking
euphoria
firewood
fresh water / salt water
handyman
happiness
idyllic
lonely
lose touch with reality
lose weight
nerves
peace and quiet
rations
remote
rescue
resources
snakes
spiders
suffer withdrawal symptoms
sun burn
sun stroke
tension
tropical storms

 

SEARCH THE WEB FOR IDEAS!

Find articles and/or videos on the web and come prepared to share the information you have found with the others.

SUGGESTED SEARCH WORDS FOR THIS SUBJECT

desert island
survival rations
isolation
shipwrecked

SUGGESTED WEBSITES FOR MATERIALS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/?gl=GB
www.guardian.co.uk
www.independent.co.uk
www.nytimes.com

KEY PHRASES

For general phrases for debates, CLICK HERE

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